Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Helps Get Milk to Local Families in Need

Author: Jean Kummer | March 17, 2021

Pennsylvania Dairy Farmer Helps Get Milk to Local Families in Need

Dairy farmer Andy Bollinger and daughter Sally hand out milk and food boxes to central Pennsylvania families.

Andy Bollinger from Meadow Spring Farm, Lititz, Pa., volunteered at a milk and food drive in Hershey, Pa., on Wednesday, to support local families. One gallon of milk was part of each of the 1,276 food boxes that contained an assortment of dairy foods, produce and meat. 

ADA North East worked with the processor and other local partners to facilitate the distribution through the Farmers to Families Food Box program which is part of USDA’s Coronavirus Food Assistance Program (CFAP) government-funded grants. Bollinger was interviewed by CBS21 in Harrisburg, Pa.

“Today was a great experience to connect with the people who are receiving the milk and dairy foods. As a dairy farmer we strive every day to make a nutritious product to help feed people, and it was really fulfilling to see it meeting the need in the community.” – Andy Bollinger  

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About American Dairy Association North East

American Dairy Association North East (ADA North East) is the dairy farmer-funded organization funded by participating dairy farmer’s checkoff investment to build demand and sales for milk and dairy foods throughout the local region. Representing more than 10,000 dairy farm families in Delaware, Maryland, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania and northern Virginia, ADA North East develops and implements local programs to drive milk and dairy sales at retail outlets and in schools. The organization also conducts consumer education about dairy through events, traditional and social media, and in collaboration with health professionals through National Dairy Council®. ADA North East works closely with Dairy Management Inc.™, the national dairy checkoff organization, to support nutrition research, national partnerships and developing export markets for dairy to bring a fully integrated promotion program to the region. For more information, visit www.AmericanDairy.com or call our Main Office at 315-472-9143.